Fourmeditations for Cultivating Love, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity
The Brahmaviharas, also know as the DivineAbidings or Immeasurables, are four Buddhist meditation practices that help usarouse the heart’s wisdom.
They area progressive series of meditations, which start with loving-kindness, thenexplore the interaction of loving-kindness with suffering and joy, then finallyculminate in an insightful appreciation of the impermanent nature of both the highsand the lows that occur in our lives.
Throughthe practice of the Brahmaviharas youcan come to a profound sense of peace, an almost divine release fromexpectations, from judgement, and from the desire to control what is beyond yourpower to control.
With thisrelease arises a profound sense of calmness and a deep and enduring level ofpatience, a powerful sense of stillness and non-reactivity. You can arriveeventually at a deep acceptance of reality that is the fullness of the heart’swisdom.